Illinois Over The Road Jobs

Are you willing to become familiar with the hundreds of roads and highways in the Midwest while learning how to safely and efficiently drive a tractor-trailer? If you've ever looked into truck driving school or a trucking career, now may be the right time to get started. The need for over-the-road drivers is growing throughout the Midwest, so you may be able to get a jump start on your new job.

You need a diverse set of skills to become an over-the-road truck driver. Not only must you be comfortable driving in many settings and climates, you must also be willing to spend up to two weeks away from home at a time.

The state of Illinois has many significant trucking employers that may hire you after you complete your training. Some of the most prominent trucking companies include C.R. England, West Side Transport, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, and TransWood.

The growth of the Illinois truck driving industry is similar to the growth expected across the country. Between 2010 and 2020, O*Net expects a 10% increase in truck driving job openings. On average, this may lead to almost 2,000 new jobs per year (O*Net, 2010).

Trucking salaries in Illinois are significantly higher than the national average. Per O*Net, the average trucking salary in Illinois is $42,300 per year. They report salaries of $27,800 to $68,800 per year (O*Net, 2013).

Featured Illinois Trucking Jobs
Tons of Regional Lanes and Super Regional Lanes, $1000 Paid Orientation (solo drivers), Safety & Fuel Bonuses, Paid Vacation, 401K & More!
Weekly Direct Deposit - No Hold Pay, Practical Miles Paid On All Miles, Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, 100% No Touch Freight – 85% Drop and Hook (solo) Teams 90-95% Drop/Hook
Weekly Pay, Flexible Home Time, Paid Vacation, Health Benefits, Bonus Incentives
Industry Leading Pay, Frequent Home Time; daily, weekly or biweekly with most jobs, Affordable Benefit Options, Variety of Driving Jobs Available; local, regional and over-the-road
Industry Leading Pay, Company Matched 401K, Affordable Benefit Packages, Local, Regional and Over-the-road Driving Jobs Available
Guaranteed $1,250 a week, $.50 CPM, Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, 2014 and Newer Equipment, Midwest Lanes
$5000 Orientation Completion Bonus!, Life Insurance, Disability and 401k - Plus Company Match , Paid Vacation, Family Owned, Driver Focused , Heath, Dental, and Vision Insurance, In Cab Internet Access
Be a Name, Not a Number! Join a family company and receive high pay, great miles & home time, and the respect & recognition you deserve!
Sign-on Bonus, Top Pay, Orientation & Training Pay, Driver & Family Focused, Late Model, CSA Friendly Equipment, 401K & Full Health Coverage, Tarp/OD/Hazmat Additional Pay
Weekly Pay, 401K Plan, Drivers Average 2500-2750 miles per week
Earn up to $1200 Weekly - Solo, Earn up to $2800 Weekly - Team, Solo Drivers $.45 per mile, Team Drivers $.54 per mile (split evenly), Flexible Home Time, Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

Attending the proper training program is a big part of a successful over-the-road trucking career. You may be able to study at a dedicated trucking school, a truck driving company, or a community college. Whichever route you decide to go, you must choose a CDL-certified school. This is required by the Illinois Secretary of State. If you do not attend a state-approved course, you will not be able to take your driving exam.

Approved programs in Illinois can teach you everything you need to know to become an over-the-road driver. In addition to driving skills, you may learn how to stop at interstate trucking stops, check your vehicle at weigh stations, and keep your truck running safely on long drives. Once your training is over, you can apply for a commercial driver's license. As long as you are 21 or older, you can use your CDL to drive over-the-road.

You may still complete on-the-job training after getting hired. You'll likely shadow an experienced over-the-road driver to learn about driving long distances and staying safe while traveling.